Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2018


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sung-Jin Oh,   KIAS
Title: The Threshold Theorem for the hyperbolic Yang-Mills equation
Abstract and details available


Monday, January 22, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Steven Sam,   University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Noetherianity in representation theory
Special Note: Note: unusual time and place!
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Yuchen Liu,  
Title: Pre-talk: normalized volumes of valuations and K-stability of Fano varieties
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuchen Liu,   Yale University
Title: K-stability of cubic threefolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Bahar Acu,   Northwestern
Title: Iterated planar contact manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
James Conway,   UC Berkeley
Title: Contact structures: fillings, knots, and surgery
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
James Conway,   UC Berkeley
Title: Fillability of positive contact surgeries
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Nariman,   Northwestern University
Title: On characteristic classes in symplectic topology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Yu Pan,   MIT
Title: Pretalk: Introduction to the Legendrian contact homology
Special Note: Please note the change of room!
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yu Pan,   MIT
Title: Augmentations and exact Lagrangian cobordisms
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alexander Perry,  
Title: Pre-talk: Derived categories, birational geometry, and Hodge theory
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexander Perry,   Columbia University
Title: Deformation and derived equivalent but non-birational Calabi-Yau threefolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Enrico Arbarello,   Universit√† di Roma, La Sapienza
Title: Hyperplane Sections of K3 Surfaces
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Benjamin Bakker,   Univ. of Georgia
Title: Hodge theory and o-minimal geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Tommaso de Fernex,   University of Utah
Title: Pre-talk: Mumford's simplicity criterion for normal surface singularities
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Tommaso de Fernex,   Univ. of Utah
Title: A simplicity criterion for normal isolated singularities
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Brian Lehmann,   Boston College
Title: Pre-talk: The exceptional set in Manin's Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Brian Lehmann,   Boston College
Title: The exceptional set in Manin's Conjecture
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Ezra Getzler ,  
Title: The Chern character as a differential form on the derived stack of perfect complexes
Abstract and details available


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Boris Tsygan,  
Title: Chern character of a perfect complex
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Vasily Dolgushev,   Temple University
Title: GT-shadows and their action on child's drawings
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Ezra Getzler,   Northwestern
Title: Variational calculus in the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism and general covariance
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Nikon Kurnosov,   University of Georgia
Title: About Kuga-Satake construction and its generalizations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Tim Large ,   MIT
Title: Pre-talk
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Tim Large ,   MIT
Title: Steenrod operations and the Floer homotopy type
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Mihai Fulger,   Universiy of Connecticut
Title: Seshadri constants for vector bundles
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
James Pascaleff,   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Monotone Lagrangians and disk counting
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
James Pascaleff,   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Wall-crossing formulas for Lagrangian mutations
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Charles Stibitz,   Northwestern
Title: Birational superrigidity and K-stability of Fano varieties
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Harold Williams,   UC Davis
Title: Pretalk
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Harold Williams,   UC Davis
Title: Kasteleyn operators from mirror symmetry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Michele Schiavina,   Berkeley
Title: Pre-talk
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Michele Schiavina,   Berkeley
Title: Equivalence of gauge theories in the presence of boundaries: insights from General Relativity (there will be a pre-talk at 1pm)
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Chuanhao Wei,   Stony Brook University
Title: Zeros of log-one-forms and families of log-varieties
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Kevin Sackel,   MIT
Title: Convex surfaces in contact 3-manifolds
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Kevin Sackel,   MIT
Title: Convex contact handle decompositions
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Yaroslav Khromenkov,   Northwestern
Title: Dimensions of triangulated categories and Orlov's conjecture
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Honghao Gao,   Institut Fourier
Title: An Odyssey of Augmentations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Honghao Gao,   Institut Fourier
Title: Augmentations and sheaves for knot conormals
Special Note: Note the unusual time.
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 11:00am
Mingyi Zhang,   Northwestern
Title: Stable irrational hypersurfaces of small slopes
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Dmitry Tonkonog,   UC Berkeley
Title: Lagrangian tori in Fano manifolds
Special Note: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Dmitry Tonkonog,   UC Berkeley
Title: Disk potentials and mirror symmetry
Special Note: Note the unusual time.
Abstract and details available



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